Top Fintech News Stories for February 19, 2021

Here are the top news stories from our daily newsletter today:

  • Robinhood, Citadel CEOs Grilled by Lawmakers in Wake of GameStop Saga – The Wall Street Journal
  • NBA star Russell Westbrook just led a $63 million investment in Varo, the challenger bank that’s looking to expand into lending – Business Insider
  • How new robo adviser fits into Goldman’s tech strategy – American Banker
  • World’s Largest Asset Manager BlackRock to “Dabble” in Bitcoin, while Some Analysts are Still Comparing BTC Market to Tulip Mania – Crowdfund Insider
  • Stimulus, excess savings temper demand for personal loans – American Banker
  • Fintech Marqeta expands into credit card space days after filing for an IPO – TechCrunch
  • Climate Fintech Is Coming – Forbes
  • Fintech Lenders Did Better Job Meeting Intentions of the CARES Act, Study Finds – deBanked
  • Biden’s Banking Watchdogs Could Create Real Headaches for the Industry – The Financial Brand

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Peter has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, CNBC, CNN, Fortune, NPR, Fox Business News, the Financial Times, and dozens of other publications.

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